Mayville Village Trail

The Mayville Village Trail is a segment of the Chautauqua Rails To Trails (CR2T). The CR2T Trail Segments page says, the trail “runs from the lakefront area by State Route 394 to State Route 430 by the State Department of Transportation facility.” The trail is 1.2 miles point to point (2.4 out and back) with an elevation gain of 26 feet.

Park near Mayville Depot or in Lakeside Park which is on the waterfront 0.26 miles south of Mayville Depot.

Besides our map below, see also CR2T’s map of the trail.

Leave No Trace, Ten Essentials

While you’re enjoying the outdoors, please leave no trace for the sake of the environment and pack the ten essentials for your own safety.

Trail Surface

The trail is completely paved and is wide. The asphalt is heaved up in many places near Chautauqua Rd. Many trees on both sides have been cut down but they are not on the trail. Perhaps this is to prevent further heaving.

Please consider carefully whether this trail surface is adequate for your activity.

Restrooms

There are public restrooms in Lakeside Park.

Points of Interest

Enjoy great views of the north end of Chautauqua Lake, summer “cabins,” boat docks and launches.

Summer cabin on the lake

The historic intersection of Pennsylvania Railroad and Jamestown Westfield & Northwestern Railroad is also on this trail.

railroad intersection sign

History

In A Brief History of Mayville, Devon Taylor, Village of Mayville Historian, writes, “The first railroad started operation in 1867. It operated under several names including Penn Central and Conrail but was operated the longest, 1900 to 1968, as the Pennsylvania RR. The last train ran to Mayville on December 29, 1978 and the rails were torn up for salvage the following year.”

Eric Tichy writes in the October 13, 2021, edition The Jamestown Post-Journal, “As its name suggests, Chautauqua Rails to Trails was first established in 1991 by converting abandoned railroad rights of ways into multipurpose recreational trails ideal for hikers, cyclists, snowmobiles and cross-country skiers.”

Trail Summary

Distance 1.2 miles 2.4 miles out and back
Elevation gain 26 feet  
Trail surface Asphalt  
Difficulty Easy  
Point of Interest 42.25848, -79.49414 Intersection of Pennsylvania RR and Jamestown Westfield & Northwestern RR
Mayville Depot Parking 42.24489, -79.49565 Plenty of paved, striped parking

Avenza Map

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For more information about trail maps, see the Maps page.

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